Department of Defense knows the value of the
electromagnetic spectrum. In the gulf war,
the coalition's first attacks were aimed at
Iraq's use of the spectrum, Iraq's radars and
communications. We sought to render our adversary
blind, deaf and dumb by denying him access
to the electromagnetic spectrum.
–– Emmett Paige Jr., assistant secretary of defense for command, control, communications and intelligence, to the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association Spectrum Management Symposium, Washington, July 10, 1996.